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Thinking About Writing Isn’t Writing

I admit, I think about writing more than I actually write. And I’m constantly writing a story or two in my head. There’s the short story project I started months ago that now has five stories, each a work in progress. There’s the book about couples I

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While I Was Living… Then THIS

While I Was Living… Then THIS

April 5, 2016 I heard a crash coming from my home office. No one was in my office, neither had anyone been in there recently. It happened 15 minutes before I was to start filling my bladder with water for an early morning ultrasound, the second of

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The Road to Coupling – Why, Oh Why Am I Doing This?

The Road to Coupling – Why, Oh Why Am I Doing This?

I’m not big on romance movies or novels. I steer clear of love songs. They don’t stir the closeted hopeless romantic in me. But I do find something fascinating about a certain type of love story. I learned that more than a decade ago when my father

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I’m A Survivor – Part 2

I’m A Survivor – Part 2
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I’m A Survivor – Part 1

I’m A Survivor – Part 1
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The Road to Coupling: The Normans – 10 Days in 10 Years – Part 3

The Road to Coupling: The Normans – 10 Days in 10 Years – Part 3

Defining Moments The more Shoni and Scott corresponded, the more real he became. Pictures of him popped up on her computer desktop screen – in the tile pattern. He’d gotten a part as an audience extra in the Spike Lee movie Bamboozled and we had to watch

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The Road to Coupling: The Normans – 10 Days in 10 Years – Part 2

The Road to Coupling: The Normans – 10 Days in 10 Years – Part 2

 The Middle   I was beginning to question whether Scott Norman really existed. Shoni had been reminiscing about her romance with him from the first time we met. I never saw a picture of him. There were no phone calls, neither were there any physical remnants that

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The Road to Coupling: The Normans – 10 Days in 10 Years

The Road to Coupling: The Normans – 10 Days in 10 Years

The Beginning   I met my best friend Shoni 20 years ago. For the first six years, there was one name on repeat in her story of love and relationships – Scotty Norman. And Shoni told the story of this man she met three years earlier with

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Origins of a Poem – Plottin’

I’d been looking for these two picture for years. They were the basis of a writing assignment for The Traveling Muse, a writers’ group I was in a decade ago. We were to look at the pictures and write something – a story, or poem – about

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Que Sera, Sera – Life’s Lessons

Recently, I ran into a gentleman who knew me in my youth. He reminded me that we’d met through a mutual friend when I was on my way to college. That would’ve made me 18 years old. 18… a million years ago. He said he remembers our

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